The Crossings at Ewing Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive to Support Mercer Street Friends Food Bank

Crossings Food DriveSterling Properties lent a hand to bring joy to those less fortunate this Thanksgiving when the developer hosted an annual food drive at The Crossings at Ewing rental community to benefit the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank.

Leasing Manager Vickie Walters led the effort to collect non-perishable food items, canned goods and baby supplies at the Mercer County neighborhood.  Thanks to the generous residents at The Crossings at Ewing, 2017 was the most successful year to date for the charitable initiative with 704 pounds of items donated to assist the community organization in time for the Holiday.

“We believe it’s important for every member of the community to help support the neighborhood it serves,” says Ms. Walters.   “The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank plays a key role in delivering food and other necessary items to the needy in this area and we wanted to support their tireless work. We’re pleased so many of our residents agreed and dropped off food at our leasing center to assist our efforts to do something very kind for Thanksgiving.”

Located in Ewing Township, the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank is leading the community response to hunger in Mercer County.  The organization is the primary source of government and privately donated food targeted for hunger relief programs in the county. The Mercer Street Friends Food Bank channels 2.7 million pounds of food and groceries annually to a network of 80 local food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, meal sites, schools, senior and disabled programs and low-income housing sites. Its food distribution and hunger prevention programs reach over 30,000 people who face the pain and indignity of hunger.

Sterling Properties is widely recognized as a multi-faceted development organization with a wide range of upscale real estate including residential, office and commercial communities throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York and Connecticut. For additional information on the company, please visit http://www.sterlingpropertiesnj.com/ or call (973) 535-1888.

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Princeton University Eating Clubs Walking Tour

eating-clubs-1Saturday December 2, 2017 
10:30 AM 

Join author Clifford Zink on a walking tour of Princeton University’s majestic eating clubs. Learn about the architecture, origins, and development of the sixteen Classical and Gothic-style clubhouses, which date from 1895 to 1928. Participants will also have the unique opportunity to tour the inside of three clubs: Cap and Gown, Colonial, and Cloister.

Co-sponsored by Princeton Prospect Foundation and the Historical Society of Princeton.

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Trinity Turkey Trot

2017-11-15_11-21-17Thursday, November 23rd at 8:30 AM at Trinity Church Princeton

Starting and ending at Trinity Church, 33 Mercer Street, Princeton, our scenic course winds through lovely downtown Princeton, passes Albert Einstein’s house, Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and other historic spots.

The Trinity Church Turkey Trot is a USATF sanctioned race/walk that is a great way to prepare for your feast by first giving back to others. It has become a tradition in many Princeton and surrounding area households. Look for the Arm In Arm van parked near the registration tables and drop off some heart healthy food donations. For more information, see our website here.

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THANKSGIVING DECORATING, TABLESCAPE AND CENTERPIECE TIPS AND IDEAS

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via Food & Wine –  We’re at Thanksgiving for the food, clearly, but décor and a beautifully set table are just as important a part of the big day as the turkey and sides (well…they’re close). Here, a few easy tips to make sure your table is Thanksgiving ready.

FRESH LINENS

Send all of your linens (napkins, table runners, even a fancy apron for the chef) out to be dry cleaned so they’re pressed and ready for the big day.

MISMATCH YOUR TABLEWARE

Not everyone has enough matching glasses, silverware and plates for 20 plus people, so don’t hesitate to mix-and-match what you have. Keeping it all in the same color family will give your table an eclectic, but coordinated look.

USE CANDLES

Use a lot of them. Everywhere. No, you’re not trying to seduce your house guests, but the warm glow of (UNSCENTED!) candles is much more welcoming than overhead lights. Candlesticks are festive, but short pillar candles or votives won’t block the person dining across from you.

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Tots on Tour

tots-on-tour-450November 18, 2017 at 11:00 AM at  Grounds for Sculpture

Especially for kids ages 3-5 and their adult caregivers. Listen to a story, explore GFS, and make art inspired by our current exhibitions. Each month centers on a different theme; check here after the 1st of the month for details. Children must be accompanied by an adult companion. 11AM and 1PM. Instructor: Joslyn Johnson.

Price: $5 per child. Space is limited; first-come, first-serve.

BENJAMIN MOORE REVEALS ITS 2018 COLOR OF THE YEAR

e_coy_german_cover_48374_11aw_small“The whole thing is about being a detective,” says Benjamin Moore director of strategic design intelligence Ellen O’Neill as she spreads her case files (a stack of newspaper clippings, tear sheets, and various ephemera bound with a velvet ribbon) across a table at New York mainstay the Odeon. Each year O’Neill and her team of private eyes travel the globe on a top-secret investigation: to distill the ideas and imagery from design fairs, art exhibitions, and cultural happenings into a single color that sums up the contemporary zeitgeist. Considering they have more than 3,500 hues to choose from, it’s no simple feat.

Sometimes the case is difficult to crack (last year’s elusive Shadow required some cross-examination and 2016’s Simply White caused somewhat of a stir). But the 2018 verdict—like so much else of the present moment—was unapologetically strong-willed. It transformed the National Mall into a sea of color at the Women’s March in January, it starred in hit TV shows from the eerie Twin Peaks to the somehow eerier The Handmaid’s Tale. It stomped down practically every runway in February and stampeded onto the streets come September. It clad the glowing interior of a concert hall in Stockholm’s Royal College of Music. And it curved around the corners of Eero Saarinen’s elliptical newly restored TWA lounge. There was no doubt about it: O’Neill (and just about everyone else) was seeing red. Well, Caliente, to be exact—a warm, enveloping hue that’s easy to love.

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Annual Hometown Halloween Parade

halloween-parade-marching-e1422473508258Dress up in your best costume and join the Arts Council of Princeton for the Annual Hometown Halloween Parade!

Join us at 5:15pm on Palmer Square to enjoy the music of the Princeton University Marching Band before the parade will make its way through Downtown Princeton and end at the Princeton YMCA.

The parade will leave Palmer Square Green promptly at 5:45pm.

The festivities continue at the YMCA with live music, a bounce house, trunk or treat, food and drink, crafts and family-friendly activities, and more!